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Colin Hay Brings Songs And Stories To City Winery

Colin Hay performs three sold-out shows at City Winery this week.
Colin Hay performs three sold-out shows at City Winery this week.
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Colin Hay started his musical career in the wildly popular Australian band Men at Work. They sold millions of records and won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1983. A few years later, they split up, but Colin continued on with a solo career, going from international stardom to relative obscurity.

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Over the years, Colin developed a dedicated fan base and released 12 records with another one, “Fierce Mercy,” on the way. At his live shows, he combines songs with comedic commentary and makes sure to include his hits, like “Overkill,” “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin” and “Down Under” with new material.

“You can’t ignore the old songs of course because they are big songs and they were very good to me,” Hay said in an interview with Lois Reitzes. “Sometimes if songs have legs, they can reveal different things as you get older, things that you weren’t even aware of when you first came up with the song.”

Hay is performing a three-night run in Atlanta at City Winery. All three of shows are sold out.

While at WABE, Hay performed his new single “Come Tumblin’ Down” from his upcoming album “Fierce Mercy” along with Men at Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?” You can hear those in the interview above.